4 March, 2008, at the Geneva Motor Show is the big day for Honda as they will debut the new Honda Accord model. The goal is to challange the established premium contenders in the D-segment – and they have a good chance in doing just that. The new models will hit the stores in early summer. More photos and information after the link.
Another model that makes it debut on the Tokyo Motor Show is the beautiful Honda S2000 Type S. Tuningnews has published a nice gallery of 30 photos (not from the show though). The news with the Type-S is some new aerodynamics, the stiffer suspension and increased rigidity. The engine is the same 237 hp six-speed manual though.
Tokyo Motor Show: Honda S2000 Type S [tuningnews.net]
“The VW won the drag race, but the Honda tucked neatly into its draft and when the corners arrived, pulled away both statistically and subjectively. So when the Pomona dust settled to the ground – literally – the Civic Si emerged on top.”
Double Take: VW GTI vs. Honda Civic Si [autoweek.com]
“With the word “four bucks a gallon” passing network anchors’ powdered lips, plenty of people are thinking about working out of their gas-guzzler. The new Honda Fit is a relatively painless vehicle for drivers looking to shape up and ship out, or people who just want a decent cheap car. All you have to give up is your pretentious classicism. Well, that and your full-size spare tire. Summary: Another winner. From Honda.”
Honda Fit Sport – review [thetruthaboutcars.com]
Road & Track have published a great 6 page article called Battle of the badge: Honda Civic Si vs. Mini Cooper S vs. Volkswagen GTI. It’s a quite close race but the final victory goes to the Volkswagen GTI.
Honda Civic Si vs. Mini Cooper S vs. Volkswagen GTI [Road & Track]